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Beech Cottage

(Ref. 1082661)

Combe Martin, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Bathroom showing signs of age,as when we stayed last year you said you was about ..."

    Bathroom showing signs of age,as when we stayed last year you said you was about to re furbish, good to see garden fully enclosed, had trouble getting hot water for 2 , couldn't get wi fi internet, unfortunately dog hairs on bedroom carpet had to hoover up, back door reveal was full of dirt and hair, lounge furniture could do with up grading to something more comfortable, it wasn't as clean as it was the year previously, and could do with airing before guest arrive as there was a damp smell on arrival , having said all this it wasn't a totally disappointed break , just needs a bit of tlc

    Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear about your disappointing trip. I understand that the maintenance people were on hand and resolved your issues straight away. The cottage is being closed in mid November for the new bathroom to be installed.Due to the high volume of bookings, it’s been a challenge to find a date. Both the settee and chair were purchased new this year so I am surprised by your comment but appreciate each customer has different expectations. I have passed on your comments re the cleaning as we have never had a problem in the past. Thank you Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan2.5Aug 2023

  • "Very nice stay and lovely helpful couple Thankyou"

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Beech cottage,all the comforts of home and our dogs Luna and Albie loved the large enclosed garden, comfortable, clean and quiet ,a Great place to switch off and base to explore the Beautiful North Devon Coast ."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely everything you needed was there the dog also loved the big enclosed garden ."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, however not as stated enclosed garden , large gate size gap by side of cottage."

    front door very difficult to lock successfully. you had to put it hard towards yourself, otherwise sounded like locked but if tried door was still open. would rtn

    Thank you for your feedback. There is a number in the book which you can call for any issues. We will get the door looked at. With regards to the fence, there is a temporary one in place. We are having a permanent fence put up on 12th June. Most of our customers have well behaved dogs so this has never been needed, but we have decided to have one put up for those dogs who like to wander. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jun 2023

  • "Unfortunately the freezer and tumble dryer were not available."

    The heating may be sufficient for summer time but when temperatures are 10 or 12 degrees it’s nice to come back to warmth and not have to wait for sensitive heaters to recognise your presence. On our first morning we found that the Emerson heater was switched off so no hot water. If the owners attitude to heating the property changed it would be a very comfortable venue.

    This is disappointing feedback. My husband did inform you that the freezer/dryer would be unavailable for a couple of days whilst the electrician set up the new building with the said appliances. He did offer for you to use our dryer and freezer which you declined. There is an emersion heater which is on a timer in the bathroom. Unfortunately this can be changed from time to time by our guests. Heating is put on the day that guests are arriving. You spoke to us on several occasions during your stay and at no time did you mention there were issues with the heating. If you had, we would have gone out of our way sort something out for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony3.8Apr 2023

  • "The property was better than listed as it has recently been decorated and a new king size bed, sitting room furniture and TV installed."

    We had everything we needed and were very comfortable. Ideally situated for visiting the many lovely coastal towns and footpaths or for venturing onto Exmoor. We found the radiators very responsive when we switched them on and the cottage was quickly warmed to a comfortable temperature. Lovely sized garden with seating at both front and back to make the most of the sunshine. Our host made us feel very welcome and we would happily recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Apparently, following some redecoration, the property had been left without heat for some days and was very cold and still with out any heating on when we arrived."

    In our view, the electric wall mounted heaters would never be adequate in early spring, winter and late autumn mainly because of the high pitched ceilings in the living room and bedroom[i.e. heat rises].The wood burning stove is nice idea and very fashionable but, in practise, was difficult to light and 'ate' wood with out adding much to the warmth of the main living and sleeping areas.If the current system is going to be retained we suggest in the cold season a good electric fan heater is provided in lieu of the log burner.We,in fact, left a day early to avoid another evening and night at Beech cottage.The enormous TV was also much too big for a small living room.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do not leave the heating on in the cottages when no one is there. I am sure you would not do that in your own home. Electricity is very expensive, so we only put it on a few hours before our guests arrive. The instructions on how to light the woodburner were in the welcome book. If used properly, it gives out a lot of heat in the cottage. We have had many compliments on the tv, so very surprised by your comment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Mar 2023

  • "The location is ideal for exploring the North Devon region."

    This stone-built cottage with high vaulted ceilings in the lounge and bedroom would be ideal for a holiday in warm weather. However, it is not centrally heated and the electric radiators in each room did not provide adequate heating during the cold weather which we experienced on our holiday. At our expense we supplemented the heating with the log burner and the owner provided two extra electric heaters.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you found the cottage cold. I believe the rads are adequate for the cottage. In fact when my neighbour dropped off the heaters, she was surprised they were needed as she commented that it was very warm in the cottage. We do state in the information book that we provide a free basket of logs and then after that time, you will need to purchase them at your own expense. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip2.8Jan 2023

  • "Beech cottage is a wonderful little bolt hole for 2 plus dog in a beautiful part of Devon."

    Small but perfectly formed, cosy and welcoming especially with log burner plus generous provision of logs. The enormous garden is a stand out feature with far reaching views over the countryside beyond. Perfect for exploring the southwest coast path which we had virtually to ourselves in November.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great location, very easy to access North Devon beaches and Exmoor."

    Cottage was spotless and very well equipped. Friendly and unobtrusive owner. Personally, we found the living space a little cramped and required a sofa that you could stretch on. Other than that, it was a lovely cottage and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sharmila4.7Oct 2022

  • "No faults of any kind, property as good as it gets."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in wonderful surroundings, with amenities within a short drive."

    Very clean and comfortable, with a cosy wood burning stove for those cooler evenings.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you need for a peaceful break."

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Sep 2022

  • "We have just had a lovely week staying at beech cottage."

    Everything you need is there, the garden great for our dog. The sheep in the field next to the cottage are the quietest sheep I've ever known. The view from the garden was beautiful and so relaxing. It's a good location for visiting surrounding areas. Will definitely stay there again. Owners on site if you need anything other than that they just let you get on with your holiday. Much thanks to Debbie and family.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing little cottage the scenery the Gardens perfect for pets ..."

    Absolutely amazing little cottage the scenery the Gardens perfect for pets reggie my dog had a great time as well very easy to get to and Debbie the lady that owns the cottages absolutely amazing would do anything for you we had a excellent time and definitely 100% would go back again

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved the cottage and the setting, so quiet and peaceful."

    Huge garden which was a pleasant surprise. Another heatwave hit us, but the cottage stayed cool so we had no trouble sleeping at night. A very attentative owner who made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage as clean and comfortable and an ideal spot if taking your dog with you on holiday."

    Debbie was very helpful and provided lots of information.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very peaceful location."

    Well equipped property with large garden. Ideal location for exploring the North Devon coast.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2022

  • "This cottage was a lovely find."

    It’s equipped with everything you need and is so peaceful. The garden and view’s are amazing which Kobe our dog appreciated. Would like to say a very big thank you to the owners Debbie & Steve for making us so welcome. We will defiantly be back

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Good communication with the owner. Peaceful place to stay. Lots of National Trust areas and places nearby.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2022

  • "What an absolute gem."

    Beautiful cottage set in wonderful North Devon. The cottage was spotless and very well equipped with lovely large garden which our cocker Paddy loved. Debbie, the owner made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. I don't really want to recommend staying here because I want to keep this little gem to myself! Seriously tho, a lovely cottage in a great location close to Woolacoombe, Croyde, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin itself with excellent hosts. Highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect Cottage for 2 people and a dog."

    Really enjoyed our week in Beech Cottage. Easy to locate - very beautiful and quiet setting, looking over the Devonshire landscape. Good size garden for the dog to play. Log burner and logs provided for chilly evenings, plus oil rads for extra warmth. Comfy bed and pillows. A small breakage occurred on the shower head holding clip, I contacted Debbie (owner) it was replaced immediately. This was our first cottage stay in 25 years and couldn't have asked for a better stay. Would highly recommend this cottage. Thank you David Heidi Ralphy

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage the only two things that I was not happy with was that we only had 6 logs for the wood burner for the hole week so I had to buy some from the local garage which was very frustrating and expensive ."

    Two there was no garden furniture as was shown in the advert

    Thank you for your feedback. We do state in the description that we provide a starter pack for the log burner. After that time, you will need to purchase additional wood. As you stated the logs are expensive, so we also provide electric heaters for your comfort. Apologise that the chairs were not there, as they are currently being varnished. Kind regards, Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Mar 2022

  • "Had a very enjoyable holiday."

    It was good to meet the owner who was very accommodating and helpful. The Dogs

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable and cosy cottage which had some really thoughtful touches, especially the hamper with dog blanket, toys and treats in and also a big basket of logs for the wood burner."

    The cottage was well located and was very peaceful with lovely views from the rear. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and have already recommended it to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay would definitely recommend the cottage and would go back ..."

    Had a lovely stay would definitely recommend the cottage and would go back just a small thing without the log burner been lit it was cold the owners were lovely

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2022

  • "The owner was very friendly and amenable but made sure we had our privacy."

    Very quiet, cosy and very relaxing. A good sized garden ideal for the dog. We would certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jan 2022

  • "We stayed at Beech Cottage for a 5 day break around New Year."

    Very nice location in quiet lane overlooking lovely countryside. The log burner was most welcome . We took our dog Bueno with us , who enjoyed some great walks. We also took our bikes & dog trailer which Debbie, owner kindly let us store in her garage. You do need to take a torch with you, as the one in the cottage isn't great. There wasn't a comments book in the cottage, so could you please pass on our thanks for the prosecco Debbie left for us. A really enjoyable stay lucky too with the weather only rain once. Note to Sykes Holidays. Your paperwork stated contact for keys Lucy Watkins, this is incorrect. Its Debbie Potter although tel number is as you say

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "I would advise people staying here that hot water is on a timer emersion heater and hot water runs out quickly."

    Would recommend using override switch to heat it up. Other than that. Fantastic place to stay very serene and peaceful. Beautiful. Will stay here again.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Nov 2021

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  • All-ground floor
  • One double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 3.2 miles
  • Note: The freezer and tumble dryer are in the nearby garage for guests to use
  • Please note: From June - September this property can only accept bookings starting on a Saturday and all bookings must be a minimum of 5 nights.

The property

Situated on the outskirts of Combe Martin centre, Beech Cottage is a beautiful, single-storey cottage surrounded by Devon's stunning countryside.

Sleeping two guests with plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the views, the cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway for two.

Beech Cottage has classic stone walls and traditional touches, whilst the interior has been tastefully renovated.

After a day exploring the local area, the sitting room is a lovely spot with wooden beams, a sofa and armchair to relax with a movie on the large TV, before rustling up dinner in the kitchen/diner; here you will find all the amenities needed, plus a quaint table for two next to a window, providing picturesque views over breakfast even on a rainy day.

Guests have access to the nearby garage where there is a freezer, washing machine and extra storage space.

To the left of the kitchen, you will find a charming double bedroom to unpack your belongings and make yourself at home, where there is also a newly renovated bathroom with a large shower, vanity unit and heated towel rail.

Beech Cottage has a spacious garden with lawn and patio areas looking out onto open countryside, where you can sit at the outdoor seating with a refreshing glass of wine in the evening sun.

Combe Martin has a selection of pubs, restaurants and cafés to try and sights to see, such as the popular Wild Pear Beach.

Ilfracombe is a lovely town to the north west, which is popular for sport enthusiasts, where you can cycle the Tarka Trail, or walk the paths through the countryside, as well as the Ilfracombe Museum and Aquarium.

Barnstaple is a pretty, ancient market town to the south, offering walking trails to take in the 17th century architecture, with the history of the area illustrated in the Barnstaple museum.

Heading further west takes you to Croyde; visit National Trust Baggy Point, an easy access walk, or head to the beach for surfing and relaxing, followed by a well-earned lunch in one of Croyde's pubs.

Beech Cottage is a wonderful dwelling ideally located for discovering North Devon's outstanding coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Ilfracombe 5 miles; Woolacombe 12 miles; Barnstaple 13 miles.

At the point where the Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meet, is where you'll find Combe Martin. This small seaside resort, with all of the necessary amenities, is a great attraction to locals and visitors alike, and is home to a very popular beach as well it's own Dinosaur Park! Combe Martin is home to the historic Earl of Rone festival held in May each year and has an annual carnival in August. This is an ideal base for touring, and discovering the delights of North Devon, with Lynton and Lynmouth, Woolacombe, Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple all within easy reach. There are also numerous National Trust properties and gardens waiting to be enjoyed. Surfing at Woolacombe is among the best in the South West, while the South West coastal path passes within a mile. Combe Martin is a great base for enjoying a seaside getaway, with something to keep everybody entertained.

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Please note: From June - September this property can only accept bookings starting on a Saturday and all bookings must be a minimum of 5 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas